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Africana Studies


African-American/African Literature and Literary Criticism

Indexes to Literary Criticism (Print and Electronic)

  • MLA Bibliography
    ndexes scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes journal articles, monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats.



Biography and Bio-Bibliography

  • African-American Authors, 1745-1945: Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Ref. PS 153.N5 A32 2000)
  • African American Poets: Lives, Works, and Sources (Ref. PS 153.N5 P48 2002)

  • African American Writers (Ref. PS 153.N5 A344 2001)
  • Black Writers: a Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors (Ref. PS 153.N5 B56 1989)
  • Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature (Ref. PS 153.N5 C59 2001)

  • Contemporary African American Novelists: a Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Ref. PS 374.N4 C658 1999)

  • Contemporary Authors (Ref. PN 451.C66 and Ref. PN 451.C67)

  • The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: 100 Black women writers, 1900-1950 (Ref. PS 153.N5 R65 1989)
  • Langston Hughes Encyclopedia (Main PS 3515.U274 Z459 2002)
  • Masterpieces of African-American Literature (Ref. PS 153 N5 M264 1992)
  • Oxford Companion to African American Literature (Ref. PS 153.N5 O96 1997)

  • Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (Main PS 3563.O8749 Z913 2003)

  • Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
    Website devoted to North American women writers of color from the Women's Studies Department, Univ. of Minnesota.
  • Zora Neale Hurston Companion (Main PS 3515.U789 Z464 2002)



Electronic Texts





Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • African American authors [dramatists, novelists, poets]
  • African American women authors
  • African American women poets
  • African fiction (English)--Black authors
  • African literature (English)--Black authors
  • African literature--Black authors
  • African poetry (French)--Black authors
  • American drama [fiction, literature, poetry, prose literature]--African American authors
  • Drama--Black authors
  • English drama--Black authors
  • Literature--Black authors
  • Authors, Black
  • Blacks in literature
  • Caribbean fiction (English)--Black authors
  • Women authors, Black
  • Subdivisions: Autobiography, bibliography, bio-bibliography, biography, dictionaries, directories, history and criticism, indexes, periodicals.